Each and every day, CAP operates with two overarching objectives in mind:
These same objectives continue to drive our decision-making while dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. We are continually monitoring the situation and following the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Arizona Department of Health Services.
In order to keep our workplace safe so we can continue to perform the essential function of delivering water, we have taken a number of steps:
- CAP Headquarters has been closed since mid-March and administrative, technical and professional staff members are working from home.
- CAWCD Board and Committee meetings have been held virtually, consistent with open meeting requirements – the public may view and submit comments through our website here.
- Operations and maintenance employees continue to report to CAP worksites, but on a split shift and with social distancing and face covering requirements in place.
- CAP has maintained isolated critical work teams to protect health and create redundancy.
- CAP increased janitorial cleaning and sanitizing of work areas.
- Anyone working at or visiting a CAP facility is required to wear a face covering that covers both the nose and mouth.
- Staff continues to hold virtual stakeholder briefings and all participation in external meetings has been placed with virtual meetings
- CAP suspended all public tours and in-person outreach activities.
CAP issued a joint statement regarding the security and relatability of Arizona’s water supply from Central Arizona Project along with the following agencies: the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ), the Arizona Department of Water Resources (ADWR), the Arizona Municipal Water Users Association (AMWUA) and Salt River Project (SRP).